Mem-sahib

Mem-sahib

Mem"-sa`hib\, n. [Hind. mem-s[=a]hib; mem (fr. E. ma'am) + Ar. [,c][=a]hib master. See Sahib.] Lady; mistress; -- used by Hindustani-speaking natives in India in addressing European women.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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